1.17.2008

defining a few terms...

a few terms need to be defined before I try to think

to make this happen I am headed to Britannica.com

1law
1 a (1) : a binding custom or practice of a community : a rule of conduct or action prescribed or formally recognized as binding or enforced by a controlling authority

1speed
1 archaic : prosperity in an undertaking : SUCCESS
2 a : the act or state of moving swiftly : SWIFTNESS b : rate of motion: as (1) : VELOCITY 1, 3a (2) : the magnitude of a velocity irrespective of direction c : IMPETUS


1lim·it
1 a : something that bounds, restrains, or confines b : the utmost extent
2 a : a geographical or political boundary b plural : the place enclosed within a boundary : BOUNDS
3 : LIMITATION
4 : a determining feature or differentia in logic
5 : a prescribed maximum or minimum amount, quantity, or number

speed limit
: the maximum or minimum speed permitted by law in a given area under specified circumstances

1com·mon
1 a : of or relating to a community at large : PUBLIC common good> b : known to the community <common nuisances>
2 a : belonging to or shared by two or more individuals or things or by all members of a group

1sense
3 : conscious awareness or rationality -- usually used in plural came to his senses>

common sense
Function: noun
1 : the unreflective opinions of ordinary people
2 : sound and prudent but often unsophisticated judgment

maybe these terms should be part of the Driver's Test
maybe there should be an IQ test associated with the Driver's Test




1 comment:

Grendel said...

I love it. The bicycling poet of DC.